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His story is worthy of a Hollywood movie. Paul Spadafora has been undefeated for 17 years and 48 fights as a pro, a career that included a four-year reign (and seven title defenses) as the IBF lightweight champion. Parallel with that astonishing record is his stormy personal life -- a world of drug addiction, alcoholism, and one of the most-horrific instances of domestic violence imaginable: In a drunken rage, Spadafora shot his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach.

A year in a penitentiary was educational, but not enough to make him change his ways, and "The Pittsburgh Kid" hit rock-bottom later.

This colorful and candid interview gives Spadafora room to describe the world he lived in, and the person he's become since enduring a seven-month stint in rehab. This is one of the most-compelling interviews we've ever done on The Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy.

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